meatless monday in 5 minutes ~ bean & cheese roll ups

It’s been one of those weeks, a few of ’em actually.  With too much to do & not enough time to even come close to being done, I’ve been finding myself standing in the kitchen at 6pm with nothing cooked, nothing planned, nothing but a couple of hungry kids.  The following has saved me from complete dinner time meltdown on more than one occasion recently.  It’s not fancy but it is tasty & if you’re kids are big enough they can help make it.  We usually have these roll ups with chips, salsa & guacamole, and a fruit salad.  They travel well, so are great in lunch boxes.





  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • soft taco size whole wheat or flour tortillas

Lay one tortilla flat on a microwave safe plate & spread with a layer of beans & then a layer of salsa.  Top with shredded cheese.  Microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute, until cheese is melted.  It’s hot!  Let cool slightly, then roll it up & cut in half.

Eat & enjoy!

Other optional fillings:  sliced olives; scallions; whole beans such as black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans; rice; corn; cilantro; and/or sour cream (put it on after microwaving).

What’s your need-a-tasty-veggie-dinner-right-now secret weapon?  Leave a link & help a mama out!

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2 Comments on “meatless monday in 5 minutes ~ bean & cheese roll ups”

  1. Tracey Napolitano says:

    Jen, try these yummy crock pot refried beans out sometime! I add a little more seasoning to mine than she uses, and I leave the onion/garlic in at the end and blend up smooth with my immersion blender. A big hit (paired with tortillas and sour cream) with my 4 and 2 year olds!


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